Qatar Welcomes New Proposed Arab Summit
Qatar came out in favor on Monday of holding a special Arab summit on the Israeli military offensive in the Palestinian territories and the siege of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
"Qatar favorably welcomes the holding of an extraordinary Arab summit proposed by Libya and Yemen to discuss the dangerous situation in the Palestinian territories after the occupation by Israeli troops... Notably of Ramallah and the siege imposed on Yasser Arafat," said a foreign ministry spokesman, as carried by the state QNA news agency.
He added that Doha, whose Emir Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, currently chairs the 57-member Organization of the Islamic Conference, had informed Arab League Secretary General Amr Mussa of his support for the meeting.
Libya and Yemen have requested a new Arab summit in light of Israel's sweeping military attacks against Palestinian targets in the West Bank this week after a series of suicide attacks by Palestinians. (Albawaba.com)
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